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Jul. 04, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

Cameron Dion returns after a year in Germany

Cameron Dion will begin her senior year at Central Academy of Technology and Arts with a new skill – speaking fluent German.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 11:18 AM

Wheelchair doesn't slow paintball novice

Young paintball enthusiasts from the Monroe area shared their enjoyment of the sport with a young man who had never had a chance to fire the dye-filled weapons.


Jul. 02, 2015 @ 11:14 AM

Denny's effort to boost vets moves forward

The efforts of a local veteran to get a special stamp created to raise money for veterans have moved forward.


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 03:07 PM

Escaped murderer captured; officer charged

Police captured an escaped inmate Monday and a correctional officer has been charged in connection with the escape.


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Jun. 18, 2015 @ 11:36 PM

Morrison's method part of his magic

Three-time all-American pitcher Preston Morrison has helped TCU run up a 51-14 record this season, including a 2-1 record in the College World Series. A 2011 graduate of Cuthbertson High, Morrison shared his thoughts about his college career, being drafted by the Cubs and how he's "trying to mess with the batter a lot" when he's on the mound.

Jun. 18, 2015 @ 11:43 PM

Macchiavello gaining confidence on mat with Wolfpack

Former Sun Valley High state champion Michael Macchiavello had a 9-7 record in the 184-pound class as a sophomore at N.C. State. He has set a goal of reaching the NCAA tournament in his junior season.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 07:53 PM

Mavs rally, win state title in baseball

MVP Max Wotell said "it feels better than I thought it would," after leading Marvin Ridge to the 3A state title. The Mavs rallied from a 2-0 deficit by scoring three runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth in a 6-3 win over C.B. Aycock.


Jun. 05, 2015 @ 07:01 PM

Mavs win Game 1 of state title series

Max Wotell threw a two-hit shutout in his final game on the mound for Marvin Ridge High, leading the Mavs to a 2-0 win over Aycock in Game 1 of the 3A state championship series. Alex Leshock scored the winning run and Hunter Colonna added the insurance run for the 28-5 Mavericks.


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Jul. 02, 2015 @ 11:24 AM

Common sense can help avoid shark attacks

Jaws frightened the world back in 1975. The man-eating shark thriller quickly became the highest grossing film of all time selling over 128 million tickets at the time. It was enough to make people wonder whether it was safe to go in the water during that summer, and many summers afterwards.

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 03:16 PM

Managing water supply can pay garden dividents

Water is essential to all life.  Through these hot days we are conscious to keep ourselves, our kids and our pets hydrated, but don’t forget about supplying ample water to your plants and wildlife.  Proper watering of gardens, turf, and ornamental plants is important to the overall health of your landscape during this period of extreme heat stress.


Jun. 20, 2015 @ 12:28 PM

Terri Gibbs to play concert at Monroe Mall

Country music superstar Terri Gibbs will be in concert June 27, 2015 at the Monroe Crossing Mall located at 2115 W. Roosevelt Blvd.



Apr. 02, 2015 @ 02:42 PM

The first lesson about catching fish

“You ain’t gonna catch any fish unless the hook is in the water.”


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Apr. 18, 2015 @ 01:17 PM

Letters to Editor

2015 Union County property tax increase

Don’t decriminalize opossum abuse

Abuse of authority


Mar. 14, 2015 @ 11:58 AM

Appearances can be deceiving

When people want to get away from the daily grind, the old routine, workaday world-they tend to have a place they can go to escape. A place where they are just plain happy to be. For me, that place is Belmont Abbey.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 03:23 PM

Stopping growth is not an option, control is

I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve the citizens of Union County again on the Board of County Commissioners. One of the goals I have is to help bring a better understanding of the issues we face to the taxpayers.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Letters to editor for Oct. 24

I believe in Kay Hagan

Stand up for Second Amendment


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Apr. 08, 2015 @ 03:38 PM

Larson set free

Wanda Sue Larson was released from the Union County Jail Wednesday afternoon. She served a week in jail after pleading guilty to child abuse charges in Union County Superior Court.

Apr. 02, 2015 @ 02:46 PM

Journey to Jerusalem

Seventh Day Adventist last week presented a recreation of the last days of Jesus Christ.


Mar. 30, 2013 @ 06:57 PM

The Eighth Station

Arriving at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the church representing the eighth station of the cross, Mark Kocik, of Marshville, pauses in the archway for a scripture reading prior to entering the sanctuary for the church's traditional Good Friday service at noon. Several dozen Christians met at the First Presbyterian Church earlier to participate in the eight stations of the cross ceremony, carrying the cross to eight locations in the downtown area, pausing for prayer and scripture at each station.

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 10:39 PM

Frankie Richard

As temperatures once again climbed into the 60's recently, Frankie Richard, of Albemarle, steals a few rays of sunshine between customers last Tuesday afternoon at Union Thrift Store on Charlotte Avenue. Richard oversees the thrift shop for owner, Rick Roberts, four days a week.